GRAIN DEALERS ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 141 of 1939
285.77 Notice of intent to discontinue business.
(1) If a grain dealer intends to discontinue his or her farm produce handling business at or before the expiration of his or her license, at least 30 days before the date the grain dealer intends to discontinue the business, the grain dealer shall by registered or certified mail provide notice of intent to discontinue business to the director, each person storing farm produce in a facility of the grain dealer, and each known holder of a warehouse receipt, acknowledgment form, or open storage or price later agreement issued by the grain dealer. If the holder of a warehouse receipt, acknowledgment form, or open storage or price later agreement is not known, the grain dealer shall publish the notice in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which a facility is located.
(2) If a grain dealer has provided or published a notice of intent to discontinue business under subsection (1) and the department determines that there is sufficient farm produce to cover warehouse receipts and open storage arrangements, a depositor of farm produce under a warehouse receipt or open storage arrangement in a facility of the grain dealer may remove or direct the removal of the farm produce from the facility before the expiration of the 30-day period described in subsection (1).
(3) Within 14 days of discontinuing his or her farm produce handling business, the grain dealer shall file a list of all farm produce liabilities assumed by a purchaser of the business, or any person other than the licensee, with the department.
History: Add. 2002, Act 80, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003
Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 285.77, which pertained to furnishing monthly statement to commissioner of agriculture, was repealed by Act 179 of 1955, Eff. Oct. 14, 1955.
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